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The Innovation Prize for Ergonomics is heading into the home straight!

The period of application for the Innovation Prize for Ergonomics 2019 expires on 31 July.
Take the opportunity and submit your documents in good time.

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Ergonomics for children – school backpacks in the Far East
Tiger Family Asia Summit in Taipeh.

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Cold white light enhances well-being.

LED light system tested at BMW
Shift work means stress for the body Working under artificial light disrupts such things as
the natural day-night rhythm. In order to improve the lighting situation. For employees with
rotating shifts, researchers from the Fraunhofer-Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy
Technology (UMSICHT) and sleep researchers from the Porz am Rhein hospital investigated
the non-visual use of LED technology in a study at the BMW Group plant in Munich.

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Studies prove ergonomic benefit –
utilize funding opportunities

IGR tests products for their ergonomic properties. After successful testing we award
the seal of quality "Ergonomic product". This is proof of the applicability for the various
requirements and needs of the users.

Field studies address an extended area of applications and investigate the fundamental
effects and sustainability of relative ergonomic technologies and the effectiveness of
behavioural ergonomic actions.

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Knowledge is the raw material
for digitalisation

The IGR is beginning a new year of its training programme. In addition to the tried
and trusted course formats, such as the Ergonomics Coach, the Ergonomics Adviser
or the seminar for risk assessment at administrative workplaces, we are expanding
our range to include the “Better selling with ergonomics expertise” and “Ergonomics
sleep consultant” training formats.

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Fellowes, the international provider of office-based technology solutions
and products successfully organised for the 4th time the health day for
specialist dealers with the support of the IGR.

The IGR Institut für Gesundheit und Ergonomieis launched.

Now it is officially and legally confirmed:
The „Interessengemeinschaft der Rückenschullehrer/-innen e. V.“
has become the ”IGR e. V. – Institut für Gesundheit und Ergonomie”
(Institute for Health and Ergonomics).

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Office uprising!

LINAK and WINI office furniture commission a study at the IGR

The IGR study proves the effectiveness of motivational software
for healthy working in a standing position. Everyone is aware by
now that sitting is unhealthy in the long term. But what can you do
about this in reality?

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Healthier sleep IGR is synonymous
with the specialist area of sleep

Healthy and restful sleep determines how we start the day. And how high
our resilience is when dealing with stress and intensification of work.
For this, the IGR has set up an extensive education and training programme
for all people who deal with healthy sleep...

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“Better selling with ergonomics expertise”

The IGR has developed this training format especially for providers of ergonomic
products and services. Because the same questions are always asked of those people
who are actively involved in sales work…

From the practical range of IGR training & education

Innovation Prize for Ergonomics

The Innovation Prize for Ergonomics will be awarded for special achievements from 2019. Categories of the award are ergonomic products and services.



The comprehensive training programme with a certificate. In collaboration with the Mensch & Büro Akademie High-quality training and education formats are the key to occupational health.

Training & Education

The training programme for all those that deal with ergonomics at work. Whether in sales or in occupational health management.

Event & Ergotainment

The IGR turns health and ergonomics into an experience. From a health day to a company event…

Research & Development

From a market study for ergonomic products up to support for research and development on topics such as sleep system or ergonomic office solutions – the IGR means extensive expertise.

ergonomic product


The IGR checks and certifies ergonomic products and services based on strict quality criteria. It is all about practical health, prevention and applicability.


Valuable support when dealing with the establishment or optimisation of ergonomic workplaces. Or if concepts for the marketing of ergonomic products and services are required.

For this, you can also obtain active support from our Expert partners in ergonomics – also in your vicinity.



Workplace analyses, risk assessments, dialogue marketing: the IGR supports you, for example, in your workplace health promotion measures and much, much more…

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